Bridesmaids Read Reviews
In theaters Friday
Saturday Night Live’s Kristen Wiig takes her first shot at a lead role in the Judd Apatow-produced Bridesmaids. The comedy, opening Friday, was co-written by Wiig and directed by Paul Feig (Freaks and Geeks). Wiig’s character must assume the role of maid of honor for her best friend’s wedding and steers the proceedings to Vegas. The impressive cast includes Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Hamm, and Tim Heidecker.
Here come the bridesmaids at the official website.
Cannes Film Festival
Begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday, May 22
The 64th annual Cannes Film Festival kicks off Wednesday in the south of France. This year sees cinematic legends Terrence Malick, Lars von Trier, Pedro Almodóvar, Takashi Miike, and Lynne Ramsay return with new films The Tree of Life, Melancholia, La Piel Que Habito (The Skin that I Live In), Ichimei (Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai), and We Need to Talk About Kevin, respectively — all of which are vying for the coveted Palme d’Or award for best film. Robert De Niro heads this year’s jury.
Walk the famed red carpet at the official website.
Brink PS3 Reviews 360 Reviews PC Reviews
New game in stores Tuesday for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC
The latest first-person shooter to hit shelves is hoping to set itself apart with a wall-climbing twist. Brink, coming out Tuesday, is an FPS mixed with parkour, which gives players’ characters a unique way of moving through the game’s futuristic floating city, Bay Area-ish The Ark. Players can choose from four different classes: soldier, medic, engineer, and operative, and do battle alone or in and up to 16-person multiplayer modes.
Get on the brink of visiting the official website.
Turtleneck & Chain by Lonely Island
New album in stores Tuesday
Now that the burn of The Lonely Island’s Jorma Taccone’s MacGruber movie has finally subsided, it’s the perfect time for a new Lonely Island joint. The trio (Taccone, Andy Samberg, and Akiva Schaffer) launch their sophomore album Turtleneck & Chain Tuesday, which contains tracks that have already aired on Saturday Night Live (the amazing “Motherlover” featuring Justin Timberlake and “Shy Ronnie 2: Ronnie & Clyde" featuring Rihanna) as well as new songs that feature Beck, Santigold, Snoop Dogg, and famous balladeer/Dune extra Michael Bolton.
Sample the Grammy-nominated murder music at the official website.
Move Like This by The Cars Read Reviews
New album in stores Tuesday
It’s been 24 years since The Cars released their last album, Door to Door. Since then, original member Benjamin Orr died of cancer and a Ric Ocasek-less The New Cars album featuring Todd Rundgren was released with little fanfare. This Tuesday sees the surviving members reuniting with new album Move Like This. The first single from the Starbucks’ Hear Music-released album is the very Cars-like “Sad Song,” a track that would fit comfortably on the band’s greatest hits.
Two-hour series finale airs Friday at 8p on The CW
It’s hard to believe that the Clark Kent-fronted and Superman-less series Smallville has been on the air for 10 seasons. That impressive run comes to an end Friday night with the two-hour series finale event episode. Long-absent Kent nemesis Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum) returns to the series, and there may be a wedding between Kent (Tom Welling) and Lois Lane (Erica Durance). The promos for the episode feature John Williams’ classic score from Superman: The Movie. Could we finally see TV’s latest Clark Kent become Superman?
Look! Up in the sky! It’s the official website!
Closing the book on last week
|Weekend Box Office Champion (Estimated, U.S. only; source: Boxofficemojo.com)|
|Thor 58||$66.0 million; 1st week at #1|
|#1 Album on Billboard 200 (Source: Billboard.com/Nielsen SoundScan)|
|Adele: 21 76||6th week at #1 (2nd consecutive)|
|Top-Rated Primetime Broadcast Show (Source: Nielsen)|
|Dancing with the Stars [Mon] (ABC)||22.4 million viewers; week of 4/25-5/1|